Marcus Henry was jailed today for shooting a man with the key fob gun
Henry, 27, shot Yaw Darko Kwakye from nine feet outside the Departure Lounge club in the City of London on December 16 last year, hitting him in the shoulder.
Mr Darko Kwakye survived because, due to the short barrel of the weapon, the bullet did not fire straight but rotated through the air and hit him side on. Henry was jailed at the Old Bailey yesterday.
Mark Heywood, prosecuting, told the jury: 'In these days of heightened security, particularly in our capital city, if someone wants to carry a weapon it must be concealed.
'One method of concealment is to disguise what it is a remote control key fob of the kind you might find is used to open the doors of a car replica cartier love bracelet.'
The court heard that Henry, who was in the club with a friend, had been seen chatting to Mr Darko Kwakye's girlfriend shortly before the club closed at 4am.
Mr Heywood told jurors that after a fight between the two men in the club, Henry lay in wait outside when the club shut and confronted members of 24 year old Mr Darko Kwakye's group.
'Henry was seen to have his hand near his waistband on a number of occasions and was heard to say, "Look how many of you there are, there's only two of us",' Mr Heywood said.
'He then brought his hand out and into a straight arm firing position and then aimed in the direction of Mr Darko Kwakye and the others.
'There was a lot of movement and between two and four sounds like shots.'
The 4 inch Bulgarian made key fob gun is split into two separate pieces to load. The 2 shows the muzzle of the weapon.
The victim's group at first scattered but then returned to smash the windows of Henry's car as he sped away.
'Mr Darko Kwakye had in fact been hit in the right shoulder, but he didn't realise it,' said Mr Heywood.
'He went down the street and got into a car with two others. He realised as he was travelling away there was blood on his shirt and a bullet hole.'
The gun was found hidden in a sock with traces of Henry's blood on it during a police search of a house.
Henry, of Battersea, South West London, denied he was the gunman, but was convicted of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a prohibited weapon and unlawful wounding. He was acquitted of attempted murder.
Jailing him, Judge Christopher Moss said the offence of bringing a loaded firearm into a public place and using it should meet with a 'severe prison sentence' cartier pink gold love bracelet.
Mr Heywood asked for the gun to be forfeited but not destroyed, so that the 'novel weapon' could be used for training purposes by the police.
Detective Sergeant Dave Carter cartier love bracelet white gold price, of City of London Police, said: 'They are very dangerous weapons, arguably more dangerous than your average handgun because to the casual glance they look like something different.
'It is not particularly accurate but from a short distance it can be fatal.'
Three years ago in Manchester, suspected gang member Fabian Flowers, 19, fatally shot himself in the head while demonstrating a similar gun in a nightclub.
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